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  1. The application of most tantalum capacitors I've...

    The application of most tantalum capacitors I've seen have been used across the positive and negative voltage lines in digital circuits. Their function is known as a decoupling capacitor.

    see the...
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    I purchased what appears to be a NNC box about 4...

    I purchased what appears to be a NNC box about 4 years ago. The chassis looks identical to pics of NNC computers. However all of the cards in it are CCS.
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    I bought one of these almost 3 years ago and I...

    I bought one of these almost 3 years ago and I haven't had any problems.

    For years I have bought WD Black drives. Never had a failure.

    I would rather have a high capacity SSD, but the pricing...
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    Funny you should bring this up. I got a couple of...

    Funny you should bring this up. I got a couple of cats about nine years ago. The first tree I put up they shredded. Haven't been able to have one since --- until this year.

    I had a nice...
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    This is a very common problem with the Tandy...

    This is a very common problem with the Tandy 2000. I have a couple of these with the same issue. Have also seen some on Eb@y listed with the "won't boot" issue.

    I have yet to see any listing of...
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    Nice snag. Looks like you were able to clean it...

    Nice snag. Looks like you were able to clean it up real nice.
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    http://www.hpmuseum.net/exhibit.php?class=1&cat=9

    http://www.hpmuseum.net/exhibit.php?class=1&cat=9
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    http://www.hpmuseum.net/exhibit.php?class=1&cat=9

    http://www.hpmuseum.net/exhibit.php?class=1&cat=9
  9. Yes, This VT520 (unlike any of my other ones)...

    Yes,

    This VT520 (unlike any of my other ones) has a known history and was never stored in a barn or on a beach. Always kept indoors.

    Being stored indoors doesn't mean indoors was climate...
  10. I have the same problem with an old Apple...

    I have the same problem with an old Apple monitor. Just picking it up, you hear plastic snapping and cracking.
  11. How has this terminal been stored in the past? ...

    How has this terminal been stored in the past?
    Has it been in a climate controlled environment?
    Barn find or stored in attic for 20 years?
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    I keep reading in this thread a lot of...

    I keep reading in this thread a lot of suggestions to the OP that require hours, days or even months of practicing coding.
    The OP didn't indicate if this is a hobby or if he is trying to break into...
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    On what machine are you targeting your programs...

    On what machine are you targeting your programs for?
    If it's for an early vintage computer, then stay with C. However, early K&R compilers didn't have very good debuggers. You really need a good...
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    The power supply for the H-77 is very simple. I...

    The power supply for the H-77 is very simple. I would suggest unplugging the floppy drive power connectors. Using an ohm meter checking for continuity between the prongs in the A/C power cord. If...
  15. What do you plan on recording? Back in the day...

    What do you plan on recording?

    Back in the day Open Reel tape decks were an excellent format for music. The recording process though, introduces hiss on the recording so most audiophiles used a...
  16. Poll: Are you looking for an older (slow) system or a...

    Are you looking for an older (slow) system or a high powered workstation?

    HP had the Visualize workstations that were nice and Sun had the Sunblade series. Both with graphical interfaces and a...
  17. Poll: You can use a PC compatible computer and hard...

    You can use a PC compatible computer and hard drive in place of an HP-IB drive.

    https://www.hp9845.net/9845/projects/hpdrive/

    Install a national Instruments HP-IB interface card (not too hard...
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    Virtual Soft Sector Generator ...

    Virtual Soft Sector Generator

    https://deramp.com/vsg.html
  19. check your private messages. I haven't got a...

    check your private messages. I haven't got a reply yet
  20. This was one of the first computer games I...

    This was one of the first computer games I played.

    Interesting to see how the remastered versions compare.

    https://youtu.be/1gVOtBBOHoU
  21. Don't know if this will help. It doesn't seem to...

    Don't know if this will help. It doesn't seem to be specific to the 286.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/6blruyqilzqibvz/Compaq_DeskPro_Service_Reference_Guide.pdf/file
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    But then again, the "Unix/Xenix/Linux...

    But then again, the "Unix/Xenix/Linux Workstations" category is related to what operating system a workstation runs and not the underlying hardware.
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    Maybe a broader category "RISC MACHINES"

    Maybe a broader category "RISC MACHINES"
  24. Your resources for this are very slim. HP...

    Your resources for this are very slim. HP Computer Museum has some info and boot disks.

    http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=668

    It is a very basic data acquisition box for a...
  25. It looks like a Victor 9000. ...

    It looks like a Victor 9000.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTEtzd3mNFEDvsCw539Kt5FW9dKAqT01UIJ7Q&usqp=CAU
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